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PostPosted: September 26th, 2010, 5:27 pm 
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The Bull River is locally known as a white-water stream but there is lots of history in the river as it played a major role in the lumbering industry. We went to see what was left.

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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 26th, 2010, 6:37 pm 
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Hi,
Nice place. Where is the Bull River?
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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 26th, 2010, 7:27 pm 
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The Bull is in the south east part of the province near Cranbrook. the Bull River road is a well known short cut between Fernie and Ft. Steel. The road starts just before the Highway 3 Kootenay river bridge on the east side of the river. It goes up to a very historic gold mining area that was instrumental in B.C. becoming a part of Canada. Look up WildHorse on Wickipedia.

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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 26th, 2010, 7:42 pm 
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Thanks for the tour. :clap:

New boat?

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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 26th, 2010, 11:34 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I must not be very good on Wikipedia because it took me a while to find the right WildHorse. The Kootenay River is on a list of rivers to do so maybe I should add the Bull while I'm in the neighbourhood - whenever that will happen.
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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 7:31 am 
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Yeah Ted I needed something to tackle rocks in. Picked up a flawless Helman Prospector. Good boat but it sure isn't flawless anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 11:16 am 
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nice pics, we used to mt bike above there in the summers, did you stop at the Hatchery? or the pub? lol.

Where did you put in? Can you get to the river at the bridge by the power dam?

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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 5:50 pm 
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Vicali,
We put in a few kilometers above the trout hatchery. Had to pack the boat for a half mile and several hundred feet down to the river. You can get to the river just below the power dam but it is a canyon. The canyon ends after a kilometer or so and then there is a power house that has restricted access. If you are travelling south-east on the Bull River road and stop a kilometer or so before the mine site you can reach the river by walking SW. Didn't stop at the pub as my companion is a mad drinker and I try to keep him away from the stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 7:22 pm 
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Beautiful shots...thanks! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Bull River
PostPosted: September 28th, 2010, 8:12 am 
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Thanks for sharing.
I'd never even heard of Bull River till now.

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